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Archdeacon Sue Jacka appointed as Rector of Morwell

December 16th, 2020

Congratulations to Archdeacon Sue Jacka who has accepted an invitation to serve as the Rector of St Mary’s Morwell! These glad tidings for the people of Morwell will be alloyed with sadness for the Parish of Trafalgar, where Sue has been Rector since February 2009. Sue reflects on her eleven fruitful years in Trafalgar: “I feel that I have completed what God called me to do there, and I believe that there is a good team of lay people to continue the work with a new priest when appointed.”

During her Year of Discernment, Sue undertook placement at Morwell with The Ven Heather Marten, completing a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the same time. This built on her ministry as Lay Reader at Mirboo North, where she and Ross settled upon moving to Gippsland. With an educational background, Sue was appointed by +Jeffrey Driver as Chaplain of Gippsland Grammar in 2005, and she has always had a passion for working with young people.

Sue will be inducted as Rector of Morwell in February or March next year. Please join us in praying for her and Ross in this time of transition; for the people of Trafalgar as they prepare to farewell Sue and seek a new Rector; and for the Parish of Morwell as it makes ready for an exciting new chapter in its life and work!